Montgomery County, Tennessee Genealogy

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Guide to Montgomery County, Tennessee ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

County Facts
County seat: Clarksville
Organized: April 9, 1796
Parent County(s): Tennessee, Robertson[1]
Neighboring Counties
Cheatham  • Christian (KY)  • Dickson  • Houston  • Robertson  • Stewart  • Todd (KY)
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Montgomery County was named for John Montgomery, a soldier in the American Revolutionary War and an early settler who founded the city of Clarksville. The county is located in the north-central area of the state.[2]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Montgomery County Courthouse
One Millenium Plaza;
Clarksville, TN 37040
County Courthouse Phone: 931.648.5711

County marriages, probate records, county court records, county divorces, land records, and other records for the county. (These permanent historical records are no longer held by the original county offices but stored at the Archives.)
County Archives has marriage records from 1838, probate records from 1797 and court records
Clerk of Circuit Court has divorce records from 1930
Register of Deeds has land records[3]

County Pronunciation

  1. Hear it spoken[4] (female)
  2. Hear it spoken[5] (male)

Montgomery County, Tennessee Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[6]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1908 1838 1881 1805 1786 1797 1810
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1914. General compliance by 1927.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

Lost censuses: 1800, 1810
1878 The courthouse, built in 1843, was destroyed on 13 April during the "Great Fire of 1878." Many records were destroyed. [7] [8]

1900 The courthouse, built in 1879, was destroyed by fire on 12 March. Many records were damaged or destroyed. [8]

1999 An F3 tornado destroyed the courthouse on 22 January. Records were damaged. [8]

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • 1796--Montgomery County was established 9 April 1796.Originally organized as Tennessee County, North Carolina and the name was susequently changed to Montgomery County when Tennessee became a State.
  • From 1788 to 1796 people living in what is now Montgomery County were in extinct Tennessee. Their records for that period are now found in Robertson.[9]
  • County seat: Clarksville[10]

For animated maps illustrating Tennessee county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps" (1777-1985) may be viewed at the website.

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[11]

Unincorporated communities

History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Additional Information
Middle Tennessee county established in 1796. The eastern half of the county belonged to the pioneer Cumberland Settlements.[12]

The county is named after "John Montgomery (c. 1750-1794), leader of the Nickajack Expedition."[13]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Ministers and Officials - index to ministers and officials from marriage records; courtesy of the Montgomery County Archives
  • Middle Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1784 to 1902. 2004. By Alan N. Miller. Baltimore, Md.: Clearfield Company. FHL US/CAN 976.8 U2ma. Includes Montgomery County.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Montgomery County, Tennessee online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Tennessee Cemeteries for more information.


Additional Cemetery Resources

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 2,899
1810 8,021 176.7%
1820 12,219 52.3%
1830 14,349 17.4%
1840 16,927 18.0%
1850 21,045 24.3%
1860 20,895 −0.7%
1870 24,747 18.4%
1880 28,481 15.1%
1890 29,697 4.3%
1900 36,017 21.3%
1910 33,672 −6.5%
1920 32,265 −4.2%
1930 30,882 −4.3%
1940 33,346 8.0%
1950 44,186 32.5%
1960 55,645 25.9%
1970 62,721 12.7%
1980 83,342 32.9%
1990 100,498 20.6%
2000 134,768 34.1%
2010 172,331 27.9%
Source: "".

1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal population censuses of Montgomery County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Tennessee Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide online indexes.

See Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.

See Montgomery County, TN census assignments, including links to transcribed files. The USGenWeb Census Project®.

1800 Lost, but a substitute is available, see Montgomery.

1810 Lost

  • A substitute is available:
  • Sherrill, Charles A. The Reconstructed 1810 Census of Tennessee: 33,000 Long-lost Records from Tax Lists, Court Minutes, Church Records, Wills, Deeds and Other Sources. Mt. Juliet, Tenn.: C.A. Sherrill, 2001. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1810.



  • Beach, Ursula S. and Ann E. Alley. 1798 Property Tax List and 1820 Census of Montgomery County, Tennessee. Clarksville, Tenn.: Beach and Alley, 1969. FHL 976.845 X2p 1820
  • Bentley, Elizabeth P. Index to the 1820 Census of Tennessee. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1981. FHL 976.8 X22b 1820. Online at Ancestry ($).
  • Waldrep, G.C. "'Free Colored' Heads of Household in the 1820 Tennessee Census," online at Free African Americans. Includes free African Americans in this county.

1820 Manufactures

The original manufactures schedules for the Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee are kept at the NARA, Washington, D.C. FHL copies: FHL US/CAN Films 1024517-1024518.

  • National Archives. Indexes to Manufactures Census of 1820. 1920; reprint, Knightstown, Ind.: Bookmark, 1977. FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2m 1820. Covers this county.

1840 Revolutionary War Pensioners


  • Alley, Ann E. and Ursula Beach. 1850 Federal Census of Montgomery County, Tennessee. Clarksville, Tenn.: Alley and Beach, 1971. FHL 976.845 X2a

1850 Agricultural Census

  • Green, Linda L. Tennessee 1850 Agricultural Census. 2 vols. Woodbridge, Va.: L.L. Green, 2000. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2g v. 1 Montgomery County is included in Vol. 1.


  • Sistler, Byron and Samuel Sistler. 1880 Census Montgomery County, Tennessee. Nashville, Tennessee Byron Sistler and Associates, 1998. FHL 976.845 X2s 1880


  • 1891 Voter's List - a potential substitute for the 1890 census; from the Montgomery County Archives website.

1891 Male Voters

Church Records[edit | edit source]

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Church records include baptisms, marriages and burials, as well as information about family members and clues about family migration.For additional information about church records, religions, and religious archives in Tennessee, see Tennessee Church Records.

  • If the records you need are not found in the Family History Library collection, contact the church(es) in the area where your ancestor lived.Two sites that give information about churches in Montgomery County are:
- List of Montgomery County churches with addresses and phone numbers (Yellowbook)
- List of Montgomery County churches (TN HomeTownLocator)
  • In 1936, a helpful guide to early Montgomery County church records was published by the Works Project Administration. [14]Use this guide to locate which church records exist and where they were housed in 1936. The Tennessee State Library and Archives has filmed some of these records. To locate which records are available at the TSLA, go to the appropriate "county fact sheet" on the TSLA Web site and scroll down to "selected manuscript material". All filmed church records at the TSLA for Montgomery County are listed. Many of these filmed records are also available at the Family History Library.


  • 1851-1921 New Providence Baptist Church Records. New Providence, 1851-1921. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #497.
  • 1851-1900 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 2 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original New Providence Baptist Church Records.


  • 1832-1965 - Trinity Episcopal Church Records. Clarksville, 1832-1965. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #400.
  • 1832-1900 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 2 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original Trinity Episcopal Church Records.


  • 1861-1961 - Hopewell Methodist Church, Montgomery County, 1861-1961. Manuscript. TSLA Reel #128.
  • 1861-1900 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Vital Statistics from 19th Century Tennessee Church Records. Nashville: Sitler and Associates, 1979. vol. 1 FHL 976.8 K29s Index to original Hopewell Methodist Church, Montgomery County, 1861-1961 records.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

  • Willis, Laura and Doris Dublin. Montgomery County, Tennessee County Court Minutes, December 1805 - December 1807. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 976.845 P2wL.

Law and Legislation

  • Tennessee State Library and Archives, Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850: Index to Names. January 25, 2005. In addition to creating new laws, legislative acts were often required to obtain a divorce, grant legitimacy to a child, or for appointments to or grant payments for public service. The TSLA has created an index to names that appear in these acts covering the years 1796 to 1850.

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

During the War of 1812, American officials reported finding 1 British alien living in Clarksville. Ancestry. $ [15]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

African Americans

  • Waldrep, G.C. "'Free Colored' Heads of Household in the 1820 Tennessee Census," available online, courtesy: Free African Americans website. [Includes free African Americans in this county.]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

  • East Tennessee Historical Society. First Families of Tennessee: A Register of Early Settlers and Their Present-day Descendants. Knoxville, Tenn.: East Tennessee Historical Society, 2000. FHL Collection 976.8 H2ff [Identifies families that had settled in Tennessee before it achieved statehood in 1796.]
  • Masters, Jack and Bill Puryear. Founding of the Cumberland Settlements: The First Atlas 1779-1804: Showing Who Came, How They Came, and Where They Put Down Roots. Gallatin, Tenn.: Warioto Press, 2009. FHL Collection Large Q Book 976.8 E7d; Supplements: FHL Collection 976.8 E7d supp. 1; name index available at Cumberland Pioneer Settlers.
  • Montgomery County Historical Society. Montgomery County, Tennessee Family History Book. Paducah, Ky.: Turner Pub. Co., 2000. FHL Collection 976.845 H2m
  • Whitley, Edythe Johns Rucker. Red River Settlers: Records of the Settlers of Northern Montgomery, Robertson, and Sumner Counties, Tennessee. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980. FHL Collection 976.84 D2w; online at Ancestry ($).

  • Bishop - Gray, John W. The life of Joseph Bishop, the Celebrated Old Pioneer in the First Settlements of Middle Tennessee. Nashville, Tennessee: s.p., 1858. Online at Internet Archive.
  • Bradberry - Litchman, William M. "Using Cluster Methodology to Backtrack an Ancestor: The Case of John Bradberry," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 95, No. 2 (June 2007):103-116. FHL Collection 973 B2ng v. 95 (2007)
  • Haggard - Haggard, David D. History of the Haggard Family in England and America, 1433 to 1899. Bloomington, IL: Unknown, 1899. FHL Collection 982126 Item 3; online at FamilySearch Digital Library, Internet Archive, Ancestry ($).
  • Hutchison - Winthurst, Phyllis. The Hutchison Chronicles: Some Stories of the Nine Generations of Descendants of John and Margaret Hutchison, Prince William and Shenandoah Counties, Virginia and Montgomery County, Tennessee. Tucson, Ariz.: P.R. Winthurst, 1998. FHL Collection 929.273 H975w
  • Jameson - See Jamison.
  • Jamison - Jamison, Henry Downs. The Jamison Family, 1647-1960: Genealogical Records and Memoranda. Nashville, TN: Unknown, 1960. FHL Collection book 929.273 J245ja; film 854155 Item 2; online at FamilySearch Digital Libary, Ancestry ($).
  • Lacey - Moore, Maurice Augustus. The Life of Gen. Edward Lacey: With a List of Battles and Skirmishes in South Carolina During the Revolutionary War. Spartanburg, S.C.: Douglass, Evins and Co., 1859. FHL Book 1550788 Item 9.
  • Lacey - Draper, Lyman C. King's Mountain and Its Heroes. Cincinnati: Peter G. Thomson, Publishers, 1881. Pages 463-464. Digital version at Google Books.
  • Lacey - Owen, Thomas McAdory. "Colonel Edward Lacey of the Revolution and Some of His Descendants," The Gulf States Historical Magazine, Vol. 1 (July 1902):41-44. Digital version at Google Books.
  • Ligon - Killebrew, J.B. "Introduction to the Genealogy of the Descendants of Judge Paul Carrington and His Wife Priscilla (nee) Sims," Publications of the Southern History Association, Vol. 5, No. 3 (May 1901):228-231. Digitized by Internet Archive - free.
  • Spain - See Jamison.
  • Trotter - Trotter, Susie Eager. Trotter Genealogy: The Virginia-Tennessee-Mississippi Trotter Line, 1725-1948. Louisville, KY: Press of Mayes Print. Co., 1948. FHL Collection 1401448; digital versions at Ancestry ($).

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]


Local Land Entries Issued by North Carolina

The original Montgomery County land entries issued by North Carolina are kept at the North Carolina State Archives in Raleigh. On their website, users can bring up a list of land entries issued in Montgomery County, both before and after its land became a part of the state of Tennessee. Years covered: 1785-1802.


  1. Follow this link to conduct a "Call Number Search" using the MARS Catalog on their site.
  2. Using the pull down window, change "Call Numbers starting" to "A MarsID matching."
  3. Type 12.14.13 (Windows Vista users may need to include a period after the last digit, for example 12.14.13.) and click Search. This is the specific MarsID for Montgomery County.
  4. Click on the entry that is returned: "Tennessee, Montgomery County."
  5. In the window that pops up, click Show List of Child Records and a list of Montgomery County land entries will be produced. Browse to find abstracts of the original records.[16]

N.B. You can also search by name through the Basic Search, but it lacks soundex capabilities.

Land Grants

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Stewart CountyRobertson CountyCheatham CountyDickson CountyHouston CountyTrigg CountyChristian CountyTodd CountyTN MONTGOMERY.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War
The following Montgomery County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:

Additional resources include:

War of 1812

  • Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan. 1961):20-24; Vol. 8, No. 2 (Apr. 1961):49-52. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at journal website. Includes Montgomery County pensioners 8(1):24, 8(2):49.
  • Montgomery County, Tennessee War of 1812 Soldiers. Includes biographical information. Courtesy: TNGenWeb

Independence of Texas 1836

Mexican War 1846-1848

Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Men in Montgomery County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (part of a large regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Montgomery County:

Confederate Soldiers

Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Montgomery County:

Spanish American War

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at TSLA. Most of these newspapers may be accessed by interlibrary loan to libraries within Tennessee, although there are some newspapers which are not available in or outside of Tennessee. For further information regarding interlibrary loan policies and newspapers not available for interlibrary loan click here. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Montgomery County click on the following city:

Austin Peay State University has an online digital archive of their student newspaper, The All State. The collection begins with the very first issue from 1930 and goes up to 1989 though plans are in place to go up to present day. View the issue archive here.

  • 1794-1851 - Lucas, Silas Emmett. Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. FHL 976.8 V2L.
  • 1847 - 1851 - Smith, Jonathan K.T. Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths, the Nashville Christian Advocate. [1847-1914] 10 vols. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997-2003. FHL US/CAN Books 976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851 ff; digital versions at David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository. Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s. (Largely Methodist?)

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Prisons[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Genealogical periodicals can contain unique sources and can be local, regional, or statewide. The following periodicals cover this county:

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

The Montgomery County Court has responsibility for the probate records.The Montgomery County Archives holds probate records from 1796. You can search online probate records on their website.

Online Records and Indexes

The organization Strictly By Name provides free online indexes to early Montgomery County probate records. They offer a record retrieval service to photocopy and transcribe microfilm copies of the original documents for a small fee. Available indexes:

Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1796-1818 - Darnell, Anita Whitefield. Abstracts of Wills and Records, Recorded in Books A and B, Montgomery County, Tennessee, 1796-1818. Clarksville, Tennessee: Darnell, 1976. Indexed. (FHL book 976.8 A1 no. 65.)
  • 1795-1861 - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills and Administrations 1779-1861. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler and Associates, Inc., 1990. FHL US/CAN 976.8 P22s. [Includes an index to this county's probate records.]
  • 1796-1834 - Strictly By Name (see above).
  • 1796-1826 - Willis, Laura. Montgomery County, Tennessee Wills and Administrations [1796-1826]. Melber, KY: Simmons Historical Pub., c1995. Some volumes available at FHL US/CAN Book 976.845 P2w.

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1789 Cumberland Settlements, Tax List, 1789, The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Fall 1990). For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Montgomery.
  • 1789 Douthat, James L. 1789 Montgomery County, TN Tax List. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press.
  • 1798 Beach, Ursula S. and Ann E. Alley. 1798 Property Tax List and 1820 Census of Montgomery County, Tennessee. Clarksville, Tenn.: Beach and Alley, 1969. FHL 976.845 X2p 1820
  • 1798 - O'Hara, Virginia G. "Taxable Property in the County of Montgomery (Tennessee)-1798," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 11, No. 2 (April 1964):63-68; Vol. 11, No. 3 (July 1964):127-132. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Montgomery.
  • 1798 Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Early Tennessee Tax Lists. Evanston, Ill.: B. and B. Sistler, 1977. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 R4s. [Includes 1798 tax list.]
  • 1798 Tax List, 1798, Tennessee Genealogy and History, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Apr. 1998).
  • 1798 - Douthat, James L. Montgomery County, Tennessee 1798 Tax List. Signal Mountain, Tenn.: Mountain Press, 1999. Mountain Press provides online surname list. FHL US/CAN Book 976.845 R4d.
  • 1798 "1798 Montgomery County Tax List (partial - companies later part of Stewart County)," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb.
  • 1799 "1799 Unpaid Montgomery County TN taxes," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Source: Tennessee Gazette, 23 June 1802.
  • 1800 Tax List, 1800, Montgomery County Genealogical Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Dec. 1974).
  • 1800 Tatum, Ausborn C. "Montgomery County, Tennessee Tax List 1800," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 31, No. 2 (Summer 1984):77-82. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Montgomery. Free digital version at Montgomery Co., TNGenWeb.
  • 1801 "Unpaid 1801 Montgomery County Taxes," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Source: Tennessee Gazette, 1 Jan. 1803.]
  • 1802 "1802 Unpaid Montgomery County Taxes," available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. Source: Tennessee Gazette, 7 Sep. 1803.
  • 1804 Tax List and Delinquents, 1804, Montgomery County Genealogical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Dec. 1971).
  • 1817' "U.S. Holds 1817 Public Sale of Federal Tax-Delinquent Properties in Tennessee," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 43, No. 2 (Summer 1996):63-68. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Montgomery. Includes Montgomery County.
  • 1818 Public Sale for Delinquent Property Tax, 1818, Montgomery County Genealogical Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2 (Dec. 1977).
  • 1826 Tax Collectors, 1826, Montgomery County Genealogical Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Dec. 1973).
  • 1836 Tax List, 1836, Montgomery County Genealogical Journal, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Mar. 1975); Vol. 4, No. 4 (Jun. 1975); Vol. 5, No. 1 (Sep. 1975).
  • 1841 Tax Credits Issued, 1841, Montgomery County Genealogical Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Sep. 1978).
  • 1842 Delinquent Taxes, 1842, Montgomery County Genealogical Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Dec. 1980).
  • 1858-1861 - Tax Sales for Districts 18 and 19, 1858-61 (sel.), Duck's Old Time Journal (Jan. 2002).
  • 1859-1860 - Property Assessment List, 1859-60, Montgomery County Genealogical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Mar. 1972).
  • 1865 "Montgomery County Land Sold for Unpaid 1865 Taxes," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 46, No. 2 (Summer 1999):17. For possible FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Overton.
  • 1867 Tax Sales, Districts 16-20, 1867, Duck's Old Time Journal (Aug. 2003).
  • 1882 Tax Assessors List, 1882, Duck's Old Time Journal (Feb. 2000).
  • 1919 Automobile Tax Increase, 1919, Duck's Old Time Journal (Jan. 2006).

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online indexes and Records

Book Abstracts and Indexes

  • 1838-1867 - Early Middle Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 V2sb v. 2 ff. Indexes of brides, grooms, and marriage dates for this county for specified years.
  • 1838-1870 - 35,000 Tennessee Marriage Records and Bonds 1783-1870. 3 vols. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 V2t v. 1 ff. Includes names of brides, grooms, bondsmen, marriage bond dates, and officiators for this county for specified years.
  • Southern States Genealogical Records: (FHL|976 A1 no. 1|book) Bible records, Tombstone Inscriptions, Historical Records, Southern States Mission Records.

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Online Records

  • W.P.A. Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941. FamilySearch Books Online

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Listed below are archives in Montgomery County. For state-wide archival repositories, see Tennessee Archives and Libraries.
Montgomery County Archives
350 Pageant lane, Suite 101-D
Clarksville, TN 37040
PO Box 323
Clarksville, TN 37041
Phone: 931-553-5159

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Listed below are libraries in Montgomery County. For state-wide library facilities, see Tennessee Archives and Libraries.

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library
350 Pageant Lane
Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: 931-648-8826
Library has a nice genealogy section with an index of what is available in the library as well as online sources. Online surname index to family vertical files.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Listed below are societies in Montgomery County. For state-wide genealogical societies, see Tennessee Societies.

Montgomery County Historical Society
189 10th St.
P.O. Box 262
Clarksville, TN 37041-0262
Phone: 931-553-2486

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Montgomery, Tennessee" in,_Tennessee accessed 27 Dec 2018
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002) Hickman County, Tennessee, p.642
  4. Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
  5. Voice of Gene Black, FamilySearch employee, former resident of Bristol, Tenn. (2010).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. GenDisasters: Clarksville, TN "The Great Fire", Apr 1878
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee in Tennessee State Library and Archives in Tennessee Secretary of State (accessed 13 March 2016).
  9. "Tennessee County" in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia at, and Alice Eichholz, Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004) [[FHL Book 973 D27rb 2004 ]], 639.
  10. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tennessee.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  11. Wikipedia contributors, "Montgomery County, Tennessee," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 5 December 2019.
  12. Founding of the Cumberland Settlements: The First Atlas 1779-1804.
  13. "List of counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
  14. WPA. Guide to Church Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville: Tennessee State Planning Commission, 1942. FHL 976.8 K23w
  15. Kenneth Scott. British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979, 372-378 (see West Tennessee). FHL US/CAN 973 W4s; digital version at Ancestry ($).
  16. J. Mark Lowe, "The Land Grant Processes of North Carolina and Tennessee," Lecture, Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference, Knoxville, Tenn., August 21, 2010.
  17. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at